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3 Stars and GBR: Game #53 @ Philadelphia ("You can't beat us")

View Poll Results: 3 Stars
Ryan Callahan 126 94.74%
Marian Gaborik 106 79.70%
Brad Richards 97 72.93%
Henrik Lundqvist 43 32.33%
Derek Stepan 15 11.28%
Artem Anisimov 6 4.51%
Ryan McDonagh 7 5.26%
Michael Del Zotto 4 3.01%
Dan Girardi 3 2.26%
John Mitchell 1 0.75%
Brian Boyle 1 0.75%
Carl Hagelin 3 2.26%
Brandon Prust 1 0.75%
Marc Staal 2 1.50%
Other 1 0.75%
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02-12-2012, 01:52 AM
Can't Beat Him
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Originally Posted by RL605 View Post
So mad I missed this one due to work.

How did the D play? Hank was good?
The D hung in there. Henrik was sensational as always.


It's just pain.
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02-12-2012, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
Richards, Callahan, Gaborik as the three stars.

Great game, and 3 PP goals, OMG! Nice to see Richards with a great game!

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02-12-2012, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR1967 View Post
Is it just me, or did it seem like the 3 times the Rangers scored on the PP today, they carried the puck into the offensive zone, and when they didn't, they dumped and chased? Last PP aside, when Torts wanted to keep our skill players away from Sestitio and Hartnell's goonery, I was asking myself "Why the hell are they dumping?"
Of course they would prefer to carry the puck in rather than dump and chase, but there isn't always a lane to carry the puck in, or a pass available to get the puck to an open man. When the other team is standing up at the blueline, if you don't dump and chase, you risk a turnover like the one Callahan had against the debbies.

That's why speed is so important. Why a transition game is so important. The faster you can go from defense to offense, the less chance the other team has to defend their blueline and the easier entry you will have into the zone. Watch our PP and see how often we set up behind our net, allowing the other team to set their defense, before we come out. We almost always dump the puck in that situation, if we don't lose it in the neutral zone.

We need to push the pace on the PP and we were much better at it yesterday. Prior to that, most of our "rushes" on the PP were painfully slow. It's no surprise that we had trouble gaining the zone and getting set up.

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02-12-2012, 08:18 AM
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Anyone else worried that we've already wasted a month of power play goals in one game?

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02-12-2012, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Henriks Broadway Hat View Post
Anyone else worried that we've already wasted a month of power play goals in one game?
I don't think so.

Every time we scored on the PP, we actually skated (WHA?) the puck into the zone.

I think the player are finally getting the fact that dump and chase doesn't work for the PP.

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